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PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and good value for money 4000:1 280 x 800 projector
4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 36dB Apr 2013
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NEC NP-P401W Review

With very good reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the NEC NP-P401W number 380 across all projectors.
1 Review + 1 Award
Good Features
$141 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This NEC projector has running costs of $141 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 12% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The NP-P401W has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC NP-P401W In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

This NEC projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review site PC Mag who decided that this data projector was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Projector expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 80%.

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Very Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC data projectors and also specifically for NEC projectors and found that in both cases NEC had very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this data projector has an average price compared to other projectors. The price range of projectors is from $149 to $24,000.


Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-P401W has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the NP-P401W has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The NP-P401W supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the NP-P401W does not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-P401W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the NP-P401W in April 2013.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the NP-P401W will cost $141 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

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$459 Cheaper
$46.95 cheaper to run
20% longer service life of lamp
34% dimmer projector brightness
$910 Cheaper
Brighter projector brightness
Moderately louder noise level